Archived News: March 2008

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update; The UK nurses and midwives regulatory body has an ingrained culture of "racism and bullying", an MP says. ; Statement in response to allegations by Jim Devine MP. Plus Health regulator responds to King’s Fund report on midwifery services and The standards for medicines management, which replaces Guidelines for the administration of medicine, will be published on 17 March 2008 in the form of a CD-Rom - be sure and check it out

HPC December Update: Important information for education providers

Also see Code of conduct for Payment by Results (version 3, from 1 April 2008) and PbR held back by NHS data failures

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Live in Northern Ireland?The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a major investment programme for remote healthcare See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in Scotland? Scotland plans sexual health patient records Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales? Wales increases telemedicine spend - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in England? ECDL is now EITS (Essential IT Skills) and you can access this on line - read more below or on your own area page

Nurses need a voice at board level to help ensure NHS care standards are maintained, writes Audrey Emerton

New practical guide and resource for those who provide and commission services for people with, or who have risk factors for, vascular disease.

New National Breast Feeding Help Line

International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) Bulletin plus on line article Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice?

Information Governance latest DH seeks tougher sanctions for security breaches ; Data loss prompts Dudley to spend on security ;

e-records this month: ( But first - Paper Records: Health records dumped in landfill )
England: Select Committee Debate: Children’s database work resumes after review; PbR held back by NHS data failures ; Healthcare assistants' access to SCR defended ; Third of GP practices adopt e-records system ;
Scotland: Scotland plans sexual health patient records

Electronic Prescribing: CfH creates EPS release two logo and Further ePrescribing guidance published.

e-Learning for staff in England: National Learning Management System linked to your Electronic Staff Record

Work in Primary Care? See the NAO Report on new GMS Contract in England plus GP Contract 2008/09: BMA poll outcome and NHS Employers' response to result of poll of GPs re contract changes ; Report advises annual QoF negotiation ; 'Super surgery' plans condemned ;

Care for folk with diabetes? Doctor develops diagnostic diabetes software ; and t+ provides LifeScan patients remote access to data and The NDST publish new Infopoints and finally Introducing Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs) in Emergency Medical Units could reduce the NHS deficit (£623 million) by almost £100 million.

Care for clients in their own homes? Housing has an important role to play in health, well-being and the delivery of health and adult social care services and Help the Aged On Line Advice Sheets . Also Unlocking the talent of our communities - an overview and Social Care of Older People as important as the NHS . New More Choice Greater Voice - a toolkit for producing a strategy for accommodation with care for older people

Interested in Telecare? Join the Telecare Knowledge Network (TKN)

Interested in Virtual Meetings? Conferencing technology could save NHS £121m

Telephone Consultation: NHS Direct calls cost £16 each and NHS Direct to open doors plus NHS Direct launches SMS service and PCT uses text messages to tackle obesity

Interested in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies? New on-line Action Plan

Six years since Blair seminar began NPfIT and Conservatives hold review of NHS IT

Microsoft launches health IT product suite

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